CareersIf you are passionate, polite, principled and able to think for yourself, you might be interested in reading on.
At Vitsœ we always have an eye open for like-minded, passionate, affable people who might want to work with us. (And, if you are like-minded, you will have read all of the following, and quite a bit of this website, before contacting us.)
The current vacancies are beneath this section. Intentionally.
In a world where short-term gain, cutting corners, insincerity and depersonalization have become the norms, we try to build long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers and employees by treating them respectfully, and by demonstrating that we are clearly committed to you/them for the long term.
We will not accept short-term gain at the expense of long-term loss.
If you have ever dealt with us, you will hopefully have discovered that we attach as much importance to the integrity of the people who pack your boxes, drive our vans and install your shelves as we do to those who answer the telephones, plan your shelving systems or pay the bills (on time).
As a customer once pointed out to us, Vitsœ is a wonderfully eclectic group of people of all ages that includes everyone from artists to zoologists – and lots inbetween (writers, painters, sculptors, leatherworkers, musicians, weavers, modelmakers, sailors, photographers, road-racers and mountain-bikers). Many of us at Vitsœ can boast of a childhood fascination with Lego. Does this sound familiar?
Just a job?
We are always delighted to receive interesting CVs so please email yours if you would like to consider joining us. However, be sure to tell us, in writing, why you think that working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and to Vitsœ. We need to know that you want to work with us, not that you just want a job.
Oh, and think twice before sending a CV that lists your interests as “going to cinema, meeting friends”. Is that really all there is to you?
You should be aware that we will want to talk to you on the telephone before we meet you, and that we might ask you to prepare a short presentation on an obscure topic for your interview or to bring something you have made with you.
If you are successful at interview, we will ask you to spend a trial day with us when you will have the opportunity to discover much more about us.
And finally, once you start working with us, there will be an agreed trial period during which both you and we can assess if the chemistry really works.
If any of the above is not to your liking, then it is best if you do not contact us in the first place. We do not wish to waste your time.
If you have recently graduated or are nearing the end of your course and wondering what the world has in store, have a read. There are people at Vitsœ in key jobs who joined us directly from education. We prefer to teach you rather than unteach you later on.
Learn with us: Vitsœ graduate trainee program
We believe passionately that there can be more to this world than simply creating yet more stuff – stuff that has an ever-shorter lifecycle that ends up in an ever-larger hole. At Vitsœ our challenging job is to convince ever-more people to live better, with less, that lasts longer. It’s not easy.
To that end, we are always looking for eager, committed and principled graduates to join our year-long graduate trainee program that will immerse you in each area of the business.
Our most successful employees at Vitsœ joined us soon after college or university, and grew into jobs they have been able to fashion for themselves.
The variety of potential roles is great, ranging from the dotcom side of Vitsœ – UX, UI, coding – via personnel, finance and purchasing to product development, production and sales.
The graduate trainee program offers you the chance to grow, learn, and develop into one of those roles – suited to you and to us – by the end of the year.
If this strikes a chord, get in touch in a way that expresses who you are and why working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and ours.
Vitsœ is a demanding environment. Being single-minded is tough. It’s easy to follow this year’s whim. We measure success by your ability to stand by your strongly-held beliefs. It’s not easy.
Location: London-based…and travelling
Join our London team:
user interface designer
Vitsœ is looking for a talented digital user-interface designer to take the visual lead as we update the design of vitsoe.com, including making the site fully responsive. If you’re an experienced user interface designer with a formal visual design background, we’d like to speak to you.
You will be joining Vitsœ’s in-house technology team of designers and developers, taking an iterative approach to refine designs based on user testing and website analytics.
You will be experienced delivering user interface designs across different devices and platforms and take a rigorous design approach to interactive elements, layout and typography.
This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative team, delivering solutions driven by quality not deadlines.
Please explain why working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and ours. We need to know that you want to work with us, not that you just want a job.
Location: London W1U
Start date: as soon as possible
Salary: dependent on experience